Walton Goggins, most recently seen in
Cowboys & Aliens
, has signed with Paramount for a part in
G.I. Joe 2
Variety reports that Goggins' character in G.I. Joe 2: Retaliation will be Warden Nigel James.
He's most famous for his role as Detective Shane Vendrell in The Shield , but since it closed production in 2008, Goggins has had several supporting big screen roles and will also play Wells A. Hutchins in the upcoming Lincoln (starring Daniel Day-Lewis and Joseph Gordon-Levitt).
Others who have recently joined G.I. 2 ’s impressively diverse cast list include Dwayne Johnson and Wu Tang’s RZA. Bruce Willis is also set to play the Joe of the title.
G.I. Joe 2 is directed by Jon Chu ( Justin Bieber: Never Say Never ) and written by Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick ( Zombieland ). It's scheduled to be released at some point during summer 2012.